Talented and Gifted (TAG)

     TAG Program at Our School

    ​At Alicia Sanchez International Sanchez, the TAG Educational Advisor is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school.   
    The academic programming for talented and gifted students includes:
    • Differentiated Instruction within the Regular Classroom
    • Extensions
    • Independent Projects
    • IB Student Driven, Inquiry Based Curriculum
    • Higher Level Grouping in Language Arts and Mathematics
    • Mathematically Advanced 5th Grade Students have opportunity to attend a 7th grade level mathematics class at Angevine Middle School


    The social emotional programming and support for talented and gifted students and their families include:

    • TAG Student Discussion Groups co-facilitated by TAG Educational Advisor and School Counselor
    • Second Steps Curriculum is provided for all students
    • Information about local programs and classes about characteristic of gifted students is shared with families of TAG students.
    • SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) groups for parents are offered at BVSD school locations throughout the school year


    Students may also be involved in the following enrichment activities and clubs:
    • Spelling Bee is open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
    • Battle of the Books is open to all 4th and 5th grade students
    • Noetic Math Contest is open to all 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
    • Student Council
    • Dragon Discovery Program, our after school enrichment program, is open to all students.  Programs may include the following:  Animal Encounters, Ballet, Chess Club, Creative Arts Class, CU TEAMS, El Pueblo Magico, Instrumental Music, Lego Club, Project YES, and Thorne Nature Experience.

     BVSD Talented and Gifted Information



    https://contenthub.bvsd.org/taghttps://contenthub.bvsd.org/tag{a1474b88-e943-4771-be13-3b8882c5fdd4}The BVSD Gifted & Talented (GT) Office supports schools and stakeholders, offers professional development, and oversees school-based programming.  A wealth of information is available on the <strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">BVSD GT </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/home" target="_blank"><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-2 ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Webpage</strong></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">.</span>  <div><br><p>The Gifted & Talented Advisor (GTA) is the primary advocate for students, communications, and programming in the school. <br></p><p>​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​BVSD schools provide programming for GT students based on their identified needs and in accordance with <strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0" style=""><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/identification/gt-identification?authuser=0">district identification policy</a></strong> which is based on a body of evidence.   Students may be identified as Gifted & Talented in one or more of the following areas: </p><ul><li> ​General or specific intellectual ability​ </li><li> Specific academic aptitude </li><li> Creative or productive thinking​ </li><li> ​Leadership abilities </li><li><p>Visual arts, performing arts, musical or psychomotor abilities<br></p></li></ul><p> Schools follow the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD </strong><a href="http://www.bvsd.org/policies/Policies/IKE.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Acceleration</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong> when making decisions about subject or grade level acceleration for students.  Some highly advanced gifted children may enter kindergarten or first grade early through  the<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> BVSD </strong><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/early-access?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Early Access</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> policy</strong>.  <br>The classroom teacher is the primary provider of advanced academic services to students. Programming is documented in the student's <a href="http://www.bvsd.org/tag/TAGadvisordocuments/Shared%20Documents/ALP%20and%20IC%20documents/BVSD%20ALP%20Guide.pdf"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Advanced Learning Plan</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> (ALP)</strong> or, at the secondary level,<strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"> ​(</strong><a href="https://www.cde.state.co.us/postsecondary/icap"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">ICAP​</strong></a><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">)</strong>. Programming may include academic, enrichment,  and affective (social emotional) supports and extensions.  </p><p>BVSD sponsors four district-wide enrichment activities.  These are open to students whether they are identified as GT or not.   <br>More information is available at the links below.<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​​</span></p><ul><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/sciencefair/" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Corden Pharma Colorado Regional Science Fair</strong></span></a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li> <a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/destination-imagination" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Destination Imagi​nation - NOCO Canyon Region</strong></a> (grades k-12)<span style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;">​</span><br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/history-day" target="_blank" style="text-align:center;line-height:1.6;"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><strong>Boulder Regional History Day</strong></span></a> (grades 6-12)​<br></li><li><a href="https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/tag/contestscompetitions-and-enrichment?authuser=0"><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Boulder Valley Regional Spelling Bee</strong></a> (grades 3-8)<br><br></li></ul><div>​<br></div></div>

     Meet Our TAG Staff